Scottish Television has been the ITV company for central Scotland since August 1957, only Granada have held their franchise for longer of all the regional companies. Their first ident in the monochrome era featured a lion that span round and formed part of the Scottish symbol.
About a year or so after the introduction of colour television, a new symbol was introduced, which featured a tartan-style pattern forming into the STV symbol, and this was used for about 15 years. Also during this time an onscreen clock was regularly used which prominently featured the symbol.
In August 1985 STV brought in a new look and became one of the first ITV regions to have a computer-generated ident. The idea was that it was a somewhat abstract version of a thistle, made out of various cubes and spheres that form together. With the pinks and blues used on a grey background, it…
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